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Is Draining PKD Cysts Dangerous

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2014-01-26 03:07

Is Draining PKD Cysts DangerousCurrently, there is no cure for polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Draining PKD cysts is the common way to treat PKD. Is it dangerous? Now let’s have a general look at this kind of treatment.

How to drain PKD cysts

Draining cysts is to insert a long needle through the skin, using ultrasound for guidance. After draining the cysts, the empty may be filled with a solution that contains alcohol, which can causes the tissue to harden and lowers the chances of recurrence. Another way to drain cysts is to insert a laparoscope and other instrument to drain the fluid from the cyst and remove its outer wall to prevent it from reforming.

Draining cysts can temporarily help alleviate severe pain and lower blood pressure. And removing large cysts can also restore some kidney function. But it will not stop the progression of the disease, and the small cyst will enlarge after the big one is removed.

Draining cysts only apply to the early stage of PKD and the big cysts. When your PKD develops to the end stage, this kind of treatment will worsen your state of illness. And surgery has certain risk.

Alternative treatment to draining PKD cysts

If your medical condition is not suitable to do such surgery, you may try other treatment. There is alternative treatment to draining cysts. Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies, such as hot compress or oral Chinese medicine, are often used to shrink the kidney cysts. The active constituent of the medicine can restrain the secretion of cyst fluid, increase the permeability of cyst wall and change the pressure between the inner and outside of the cyst wall so that the cyst fluid can flow out and be removed out of body with the urine. This kind of treatment can not only inhibit the enlargement of cysts, but also avoid the danger of operation as well as preserve the kidney function. If you would like to know more information, please leave us a message or email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com.

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